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All eyes on Georgia Medicaid

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02/28/2002

ATLANTA - Now that the window for re/hab providers to obtain a National Registry of Re/hab Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) membership expired last month, it seems the entire re/hab world has its eyes on the Georgia Medicaid program.

Sleep provider starts direct-mail initiative

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02/28/2002

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A sleep services provider here has launched a special program to encourage physicians to include sleep-disorder reviews in their annual patient physicals.

Mask spooks investors

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02/28/2002

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Stock prices of the nation's two CPAP heavyweights, Respironics and Resmed, declined sharply last month, following reports that Innomed Technologies had logged $20 million in sales commitments for its new nasal interface.

Cando.com gives e-tailing another go

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02/28/2002

CINCINNATI - Cando.com, which couldn't do it the first time it tried HME e-tailing, appears ready to give it another try. On its Web site the company claims CanDo.com has undergone some "exciting changes" over the past month, including new management.

The state of the market

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02/28/2002

Manufacturers are bending over backward trying to find homes for scooters in HME showrooms, knowing the equipment's often considered an orphan of the power wheelchair.

Study: faster hearts reduce apneas

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02/28/2002

BOSTON - Faster heart rates caused by pacemakers can help relive apneas, lending credence to the belief that while apneas can affect the heart, the heart can also affect apneas, according to a team of French doctors.

Medtrade Spring aims to payoff BIG

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02/28/2002

For the gamblers out there, the odds look good that Medtrade Spring will produce a full house of exhibitors and attendees. Last year's show tallied a 17% increase in attendance, and VNU Expositions expects an even bigger turnout - 5,000-plus - this year.

PacifiCare implements DME co-pay for Medicare+Choice plan

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02/28/2002

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Managed Medicare patients got a jolt all across California Jan. 1 when PacifiCare Health Systems rolled out a new county-by-county co-pay fee schedule for seniors in their Secure Horizons HMO plan.

Making a case: Testing service provides 'objective' data

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02/28/2002

One of the biggest disadvantages the HME industry has had in its futile campaigns against reimbursement cuts is providing product data that payers accept as reliable.

Massachusetts HMEs entangled in CO-50 denials

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02/28/2002

BOSTON - Now that providers here have been audited and penalized "tens of thousands of dollars" by Medicaid for not sending CO-50 denials to the DMERCs for review, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) is eyeing CMS for clarification.

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